Friday, November 17, 2017

Sadaiappar Temple, Thiruvidaikkodu, Kanyakumari

Sadaiappar Temple, Thiruvidaikkodu, Kanyakumari
Sadaiappar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thiruvidaikkodu in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. The temple is a part of the famed Shivalaya Ottam conducted during Shivaratri. It is the ninth temple in the run sequence.

Sage Vyakarapadhar visited this place and worshipped Lord Shiva here. This temple could have got some association with the Siddhar Idaikkadar.

The Temple
Presiding Deity is called as Sadaiappar / Mahadevar. Theertham associated with this Temple is Idaikkadar Kulam. There is a temple of Lord Vishnu to the south of this temple. This temple is by the side of a stream that runs in a bridge above the road. The Lord is with matted hair. Hence, he is called as Sadaiappar. The Lord is Swayambu Lingam. The Deity was later discovered by a Muslim. To this day the members of the Muslim family have special honours.

Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 5.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 5.00 PM to 8.00 PM.
·        Shivalaya Ottam
·        Shivaratri
·        Thiruvadirai
·        Chittirai kodiyetram Peruvizha
The Temple is located at about 28 Kms from Vilavancode, 19 Kms from Marthandam, 23 Kms from Kuzhithurai, 19 Kms from Thiruvattaru, 18 Kms from Nattalam, 6 Kms from Thuckalay, 14 Kms from Colachel, 10 Kms from Nagercoil, 6 Kms from Eraniel, 30 Kms from Kanyakumari and 65 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Eraniel and Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.